The Coastal Communities and Regional Development program from University Centre of the Westfjords is especially built on the principle and practice of sociology, economics, geography and planning.
The language of teaching and general communication is English.
The program is offered by the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.
By the end of the program students understand the changes and challenges of coastal communities' development, and have versed themselves in methods and skills to predict their development and manage it.
- Migration and Population Development
- Talking Science
- Community and the Build Environment
- Pollution in the Coastal Arctic
- Marine Protected Areas Management
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- February 15 - First deadline
- April 15 - Second deadline*
*Non-EU/EEA citizens: we recommend to apply before the first deadline.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Geography Environmental Economics & Policy
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Conditions for acceptance into the Coastal Communities and Regional Development program are that the applicant must have completed an undergraduate university degree with first grade, regardless of if it is a BA, BSc or BEd.
- Candidates can come from diverse education and work backgrounds, as the interdisciplinary nature of the study is based on many fields such as geography, social sciences, economics, and planning.
- English is the communication and educational language of the program. It is anticipated that applicants from Iceland, Scandinavia and the English-speaking countries possess adequate skills in the language. Other applicants must demonstrate sufficient English skills (CEFR level C1) with recognised tests.
International2038 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2038 EUR per year during 18 months.
EU/EEA1019 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1019 EUR per year during 18 months.
- EU/EEA - ISK 150,000
- Non EU/EEA - ISK 300,000
Living costs for Ísafjörður
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Updated in the last 3 months
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